How to clean a pasta maker? (3 steps)

In this article, we will answer the question “How to clean a pasta maker?”, and how to remove rust from Pasta Maker?

How to clean a pasta maker?

  • First of all, you need to disassemble your pasta maker, whether manual or electric. Unplug your electric pasta maker before the cleaning process.
  • After detaching the parts, remove the stuck-on bigger bits of dough. 
  • Then take a dry or a slightly damp cloth to wipe the pieces of the pasta maker. 

It is not recommended to expose your pasta maker to soap and hot water. Soap should be avoided at all costs, even If the pasta dough contained egg. 

Water, on its contact with the running parts of a pasta maker, will trigger and accelerate rusting. Therefore, do not use water. 

Also do not run the cleaning cloth through the pasta maker. The metal of the pasta maker won’t allow the growth of bacteria unless any bits of dough is allowed to linger in the pasta maker.

Can Pasta Makers go in the dishwasher?

Manual or electric, a pasta maker should not be exposed to the harsh environment of the dishwasher. For the longevity of the pasta maker, It is recommended to clean every piece of the pasta maker by hand. Even If one or more of the attachments of a pasta maker are labeled dishwasher-safe. 

Pasta machine cleaning brush 

It is recommended to use a pasta cleaning brush instead of a cloth to thoroughly wipe every piece of pasta maker. A brush reaches the difficult-to-reach areas with the cloth, of the pasta maker. 

How to clean attachments for Pasta Maker?

As mentioned above, It is not the best idea to wash the dishwasher-safe attachments of a pasta maker in a dishwasher. The stainless steel surfaces of these attachments will become dull when frequently exposed to the high temperatures of the dishwasher. 

Use a toothpick or skewer to take out any bits of dough. Wipe each piece of the pasta maker separately with a slightly dampened cloth. In the end, wipe the pieces with a dry cloth because lingering moisture will trigger rust. 

How to remove rust from a pasta machine?

Lubricate the roller with mineral oil using a brush. Prepare a scarp dough with water and lour the only and run it through your pasta machine as many times as possible to remove the rust. 

If you notice rust even after this exercise, detach the pieces and remove the rust using gentle steel wool.

How to clean KitchenAid Pasta Roller?

A KitchenAid stand mixer comes with a large number of attachments including the pasta roller and cutter set. These rollers and cutters are not detachable. 

Therefore, It is recommended to let these pieces dry in the open air before removing the dough bits and pieces. It is because the dough can easily be picked up using a toothpick when it is dry. For its longevity, lubricate the pieces after every 50 uses.

What is a pasta machine?

A past machine allows you to create sheets of pasta dough. These sheets are of equal thickness and can be cut into a variety of shapes and sizes. Some past machines come with a slicer that cuts the rolled sheets of the dough for you.

Pasta rollers, Cutters, and Extruders 

The simplest pasta maker only consists of a pasta roller that presses the dough into a desirable breadth of even sheets. However, some pasta makers come with Cutters and Extruders. These accessories can be also bought separately. 

The cutter slices the rolled pasta sheet into different widths. An Extruder can be an add-on appliance or a manual device. Its function is to provide a range of shapes for pasta that the cutter cannot. You can make any shape of pasta with an Extruder. 

Manual Pasta Maker

A manual pasta maker requires the use of two persons, one of which inserts the dough into the pasta maker by rotating the clank, while the other holds the dough that is procuring out of the pasta maker in the form of a sheet. 

Electric Pasta Makers 

Electric pasta makers are much more efficient and quick since they are run by electricity. Electric pasta maker comes with a variety of add-ons to help facilitate the production of a variety of pasta. 

How to take apart a Pasta Machine?

The dissembling of the pasta machine varies with the brand. It is recommended to follow the manufacture’s instructions. Generally, a manual pasta machine can be disassembled using a screwdriver while the electric pasta machines have detachable parts. 

Separate every piece of the pasta machine to ensure thorough cleaning of each part. The rollers must be separated from the scraper plates for deep cleaning. 


In this article, we answered the question “How to clean a pasta maker?”, and how to remove rust from Pasta Maker?


Hello, I'm Sana Ameer. I'm a student of Food Science and Technology at UVAS. I like to bake and I aspire to become a Food blogger.